Landmark biz up for sale
Catherine Matthias of Stewart Jones Designs in Joseph is letting folks know about their impending move to the huge old Dobbin House she and Jones own outside of Joseph. The making of art will not stop.
Stewart Jones Design has been part of the downtown landscape in Joseph since it began as Indigo Gallery at 506 S. Main in 1999. Seven years later the couple made the move to the historic, 1911 bank building at 2 S. Main and maintained many of the graceful old features while remodeling the building.
Along the way, the name of the business changed, as did the focus of the gallery. Although they continue to feature artists, they condensed from around 30 to 16 and renamed the business Stewart Jones Design.
Now, it’s time for another change of focus.
“We don’t want to retire, we’re very passionate about what we do,” Catherine said. “But we do want to slow down a bit.”
She doesn’t really mean “slow down.” It’s more “run in another direction.”
Catherine has published six children’s books, recently obtained an agent who is representing 10 more. She is busy on a new book that requires significant research.
The big Dobbin House will more than accommodate the change in focus and may allow for some new projects besides. More on that, later.
The First Bank of Joseph location has been listed. Stay tuned for updates.
Another ‘kid’ comes home
There has been another change on Joseph Main Street that’s been welcomed with open arms. Shelby Graning, daughter of Amy and Bill Graning and 2012 graduate of Enterprise High School, has come “home” to Wallowa County and opened Roots Salon at 11 Main Street.
Graning is a graduate of Headmasters School of Hair Design in Lewiston and worked in both Lewiston and Boise before opening her own shop. The salon is located next to Missy’s Art Gallery and across the street from Tempting Teal.
Graning is pleased with her opening and first few weeks.
“Opening went really well,” she said. “It’s an amazing location. There is so much foot traffic up there. We’ve had a lot of people stopping to ask questions. I think they’re excited to have a salon on Main Street that also takes walk-ins.”
That ability to take walk-ins extends to tanning sessions as well, for right now. Expect slots to fill quickly, however.
Graning offers tanning for $5 per session or in packages up to 18 for $80.
Sydnee Pearson is also available by appointment to do nails, waxing and other services.
Naturally there are haircuts for women ($40), men ($20), teens ($18) and children ($12) and coloring services.
Graning uses Redken products and Pearson uses Joico.
You can make an appointment by calling 208-790-7318.
The rumors are true
If you’ve been hearing rumors that Enterprise is going to be getting a new coffee kiosk with breakfast burritos — you heard right.
Eric Sinclair of Sinclair Brothers Tree Services has confirmed that employee Duncan Galvin has taken over the development of a coffee kiosk that will be situated in the front parking lot of the property the tree service owns on the corner of Litch Street and River Street directly across from the Bank of Eastern Oregon.
We can expect that to happen pretty quickly, Sinclair said, but he was hesitant to establish a timeline; it’s all up to Galvin, who has one day job already.
Galvin will have more information later. Right now he’s testing the flavor of coffee beans roasted in Oregon to find a trademark brand — a process that has resulted in early morning benefits for the whole Sinclair Brothers Tree Service gang.